Begins TBA: The advanced PranaYoga Teacher Training Program: Patanjali Yoga Sutra Module
Note: we are evaluating some scheduling changes to our advanced trainings. Please contact us if you are interested!
Delve deeply into the heart of yoga. Each person grows their yoga from their personal dharma. Dharma is enhanced if guided by the ancient wisdom of quieting the mind through the Raja Yoga practice outlined in the Patañjali Yoga Sutras. The Vedic and Hatha Yoga Upanishads share the wisdom of the Vedas to explain the importance of “stilling the fluctuations of the mind”. This program gives each student an opportunity to read and ground themselves in the Patañjali Yoga Sutras and some Upanishads, as well as learn how to introduce them into a typical yoga class.
We will chant the Yoga Sutras. The Sutras focus on the mind and the psychology of spirituality. Techniques explored will include: meditation techniques, Äsana focus for hips, shoulders and strengthening the back, Äsana focus as a meditation in motion, pranayama practice to calm the mind, and learning Gayatri mantra and mudra.
Students will learn specific teaching methodology to introduce the teachings of the Yoga Sutras, including the yama and niyama and the psychology of the mind outlined by Patañjali. We will learn how to respectfully incorporate Spirituality within a class environment.
Sitting in meditation requires flexibility in the hips and upper back and shoulders. The anatomy and physiology of the appendicular skeleton and muscles will be studied.
Philosophy and Lifestyle
Major concepts from each chapter of the Yoga Sutras will be read and discussed including the Yama and Niyama, styles of meditation, vrtti and klesha, to name a few basic topics. The correlation of the Sutras with the writing of selected Upanishads will be explored.
Practice teach hours during this Program will have themes based on languaging the Yoga Sutras concepts into class settings. Students will need to lead a class, sharing the teachings and practices from the Yoga Sutras.
Applicants must have practiced yoga for at least two years. You must have completed the Contemplative Hatha Yoga program or equivalent, preferably from a Yoga Alliance registered school. The Director of the program will interview you to review your background before admittance to the program.
We have a full listing of school ethics, policies including attendance, payment schedules, student grievances, and more in our catalog. If you request information in the mail, we will include a copy of the catalog for your review with the application form. It is recommended that you review the policies as you prepare to register for the course.
One 2.5 hour session each week & one weekend each month.
The program is 5 months long and meets 115 hours.
Cost of the Program
A $250 application fee is due with registration ($150 for continuing students). Students may arrange to pay the tuition through monthly payments.
Application Fee for new students
or continuing students
or $ 150.00
Textbooks per list approximate cost-price subject to change
Module Workbook price subject to change
Total Cost of Program for new students
or for continuing students
or $ 2035.00
Recommended: CYTT Manual purchased at PranaYoga and Ayurveda Mandala.
Aiyar, K. Narayana Swami, Thirty Minor Upanishads. 2000, Parimal Publications, Delhi, India.
Bounchaud, Bernard, The Essence of Yoga. 1997, Rudra Press, Portland Oregon.
Frawley, David, and Dr. Subhash Ranade and Dr. Avishash Lele, Ayurveda and Marma Therapy. 2003 Lotus Press, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin.
Hansa, Yoga Sutras Workbook. self published, in process, 2005.
Iyengar, BKS, Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patañjali. 1993, Thorsons, San Fransisco, California.
Kapit, Wynn and Lawrence Elson, Anatomy Coloring Book. 1977, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, New York.
Krishnamacharya, Sri T, Pantajalyaogadarsanam. 1999, Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram, Chennai, India.
Required – One or more of the following (others accepted by preapproval) :
Feurenstein, Georg, Yoga Sutras of Patañjali. 1989. Inner Traditions International. Rochester, Vermont.
MSI, Enlightenment. 1996. Society for Ascension, Waynesville, Florida.
Prabhavananda, Swami and Christopher Isherwood, How to Know God. 1981. Vedanta Press, Hollywood, California.
Saraswati, Swami Satyananda. Four Chapters on Freedom. 1997, Yoga Publications Trust, Munger, Bihar.
Taimni, I.K. The Science of Yoga. 1961, Theosophical Publishing House, Adyar, India.
Venkatesananda, Swami, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. 2008, Motilal Banarsidass, Dehli, India.
Woods, James Haughton, Yoga-System of Patanjali. 1914, Motilal, Banarsidass Publishers, Dehli, India.
Zambita, Salvatore, The Unadorned Thread of Yoga. 1992, The Yoga-Sutras Institute Press, Poulsbo, WA.
To receive a hardcopy catalog and application or if you have questions, contact the office at 303-432-8099.
Your registration is not complete until we've received your application and fee.
Your application fee will not be deposited until after your interview.
Download the NEW student application.
Download the CONTINUING student application.
Download the record sheet/health review.
The program is registered with Yoga Alliance.
Approved and Regulated by the
Colorado Department of Higher Education, Private Occupational School Board.